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post #25936 of 33197
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Originally Posted by SirGrotius View Post

I imagine this has been asked before, but the search results were unpromising.

Is it okay to wear a backpack, a nice one? I travel a lot and have been having shoulder/neck pain, which I think is partly due to the heavy briefcase/portfolio bag I carry around.

Can one ever get away with a backpack in a business setting?

I'm not a businessman, but I think a backpack would look unprofessional. I think a pull-behind would be more appropriate if you have problems with back pain.
post #25937 of 33197
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Originally Posted by SirGrotius View Post

I imagine this has been asked before, but the search results were unpromising.

Is it okay to wear a backpack, a nice one? I travel a lot and have been having shoulder/neck pain, which I think is partly due to the heavy briefcase/portfolio bag I carry around.

Can one ever get away with a backpack in a business setting?

 

Some perspective needed.  Medical problems trump sartorial problems, and need medical, not sartorial advice, perhaps.

 

While you're waiting to do that, try the experiment of using two bags, one in each hand, so that the weight is evenly distributed.  It sounds like you're putting a lot of asymmetrical stress on your body.

 

Good luck.

 

Cheers,

 

Ac

post #25938 of 33197
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Why not go with the rolling suitcase, especially if you have so much to carry around. I think it is also acceptable in the professional world...
post #25939 of 33197
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Originally Posted by Exdeath View Post
 

If I have tan shoes but only dark brown belts (for now, at least), would it be preferable to wear a belt or not with belt-looped pants?

 

Wear the belt.  There is no need for belt and shoes to match - different browns and tans compliment each other perfectly well, as they would in other elements of your outfit.

 

Empty belt loops always look awful.

post #25940 of 33197
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Originally Posted by JubeiSpiegel View Post

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Why not go with the rolling suitcase, especially if you have so much to carry around. I think it is also acceptable in the professional world...

 

Could work.  Depends.  While the OP mentioned travel ("Is it okay to wear a backpack, a nice one? I travel a lot [...]"), it wasn't clear whether the question meant "Is it okay to wear at the airport, train station, tram, cab ...") or whether it meant, e.g. "Is is okay to show up at a law office ...".

 

More context is needed, I think.

Cheers,

 

Ac

post #25941 of 33197
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Originally Posted by mimo View Post
 

 

Wear the belt.  There is no need for belt and shoes to match - different browns and tans compliment each other perfectly well, as they would in other elements of your outfit.

 

Empty belt loops always look awful.

 

Agreed.  I have the identical problem, and, sadly, did not come to this conclusion until after my sister's 10th anniversary party  Fortunately, I'm sitting in most of the photos.

post #25942 of 33197

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Obviously Brunello is wearing his own shirt, but what style of collar is that? Hidden Button Down? Is this something specific to Italians? 

post #25943 of 33197

What are the benefits of a bespoke tie?

post #25944 of 33197
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Originally Posted by arnathor View Post
 

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Obviously Brunello is wearing his own shirt, but what style of collar is that? Hidden Button Down? Is this something specific to Italians? 

Not what you asked, but that huge collar and tiny knot look silly together.

post #25945 of 33197
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Originally Posted by Dingusberry View Post

What are the benefits of a bespoke tie?

Depends on where you get it from. In the case of Hober, the most used bespoke maker, there is no cost difference, or he is actually cheaper, than comparable RTW ties--so what little benefit there is (construction options, length and width) requires little justification. In the case of passagio cravatte, he uses vintage silks and very old fashioned construction techniques...though I'm not sure that justifies the price difference between he and Hober (his basic tie starts at twice the price of Hober's). Outside of that, most bespoke is pretty worthless unless you are either very short or very tall.
post #25946 of 33197

Anyone ever get their knitwear altered?  If so, do you bring it to your regular tailor? 

post #25947 of 33197
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Originally Posted by SirGrotius View Post

I imagine this has been asked before, but the search results were unpromising.

Is it okay to wear a backpack, a nice one? I travel a lot and have been having shoulder/neck pain, which I think is partly due to the heavy briefcase/portfolio bag I carry around.

Can one ever get away with a backpack in a business setting?

 

Josh Lieman (played by Bradley Whitford) did it n the last season of West Wing.  Not that I'm holding him up as an example, but you can probably find some screenshots of the show to see how it works.  But, as some people have said, if that will solve your pain problem, do it.  I wouldn't suggest it to an interview, but, if people respect you otherwise, I can't imagine it becoming a serious, professional problem.  If people look at you oddly, you can always say "I know I look like an idiot, but my back feels like a million bucks."

post #25948 of 33197
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Originally Posted by ridethecliche View Post
 

Not what you asked, but that huge collar and tiny knot look silly together.

 

:fistbump:

post #25949 of 33197
Regarding bespoke ties,

A person like me, with a thick neck, would benefit from bespoke ties. I have no RTW tie that is the correct length, so the small end is always short, and I suspect I am making my knots too high. So, like all bespoke, it benefits some more than others...
post #25950 of 33197

What does that say about a man who only owns grey socks...?

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